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The view across the pool to the cottage.The patio is lit at night. If you feel like grilling, we have charcoal and starter fluid.
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Tropical Poolside Cottage

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Tropical Poolside Cottage

4 guests
1 bedroom
3 beds
1 bath
4 guests
1 bedroom
3 beds
1 bath
Great location95% of recent guests gave this home’s location a 5-star rating.
Great check-in experience100% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.

Cozy 1950's cottage in tropical oasis "hideaway" with 40-foot pool. Walk to restaurants, grocery, pharmacy and shopping mall. Downtown and MIA via Metrorail. Two divided sleeping areas. Reliable WiFi, kitchenette, shower, patio, lush garden. Sleeps 4. Smoke-free environment. Good books on Miami Beach and Florida. Central air-conditioning and overhead fans. No hidden cleaning fees.


Free parking on premises
Wireless Internet
Laptop friendly workspace

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Common spaces
1 single bed, 1 sofa bed

House Rules

No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Check-in is anytime after 4PM
Check out by 11AM


242 Reviews

Leanne User Profile
June 2017
Carl and Kathy were amazing hosts very approachable and helpful. The cottage was very nice and clean, the pool was a good size to cool down in. If you're lucky you will find a peacock on the roof and lots of butterflies flying around the tropics garden. Public transportation was …
Victoria User Profile
October 2016
Carl was at home to welcome us. He was very friendly and approachable. We were made to feel like family guests which was lovely.
Caroline User Profile
September 2016
Carl and Kathy were most very welcomming hosts. Knowing that we had travelled from England and were not familiar with the neighbourhood, nor with Miami, gave us lots of really useful information about the local area and places to eat. It was great that we could leave the car an…
Michael User Profile
August 2016
We loved staying at the poolside cottage. Carl and Kathy are both lovely and are perfect hosts... they live on the grounds but are quiet and very respectful of their guests. I am sure that if we had needed anything at all they would have been more than accommodating, however, w…
Deborah User Profile
May 2016
I had the privilege of staying at Carl and Kathy's cottage for 3 nights, for my first time in Miami and it was absolutely lovely.They were extremely friendly, Carl took his time to give us very helpful information on the house and area, everything we needed was provided and I fel…
Dale User Profile
March 2016
Carl's Cottage is like a small hideaway in bustling Miami. The cottage is quaint and has lots of character, the artwork and decor are fantastic. The garden is beautiful and full of tropical plants & has an abundance of wildlife and the pool provides a great way to cool down in th…
Landon User Profile
September 2015
Carl and Kathy made us feel very welcome. Carl greeted us when we arrived and gave us the full tour of the property and provided us with all the information we would require during our stay. The house is located in a great location close to shops, restaurants and a train into the…

Hosted by Carl

South Miami, Florida, United StatesJoined in May 2014
Carl User Profile
244 Reviews
Kathy and I have lived in this tropical garden for over 20 years. We have traveled extensively in Latin America and the Caribbean and are fluent in Spanish.
Languages: English, Español
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
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